UK cheese imports were up 9% YOY in January at 27,724t, but on weak prior-year Brexit-implementation comparables.. The stronger January result was despite just 979t of cheddar imported and limited fresh cheese. Mozzarella accounted for most of the growth.
Due to stronger shipments across all major product varieties led by cheddar, overall UK cheese exports increased 38% YOY in January to 10,452t – but that volume was a 12-month low. Ireland was again the leading destination, accounting for 23% of shipped volume in January, followed by France at 16% and Belgium at 12%.